Updates about the Resello platform, cloud services and other relevant news for our partners

Resello lanceert Cloud Academy met Microsoft CSP-trainingen (Dutch only)

April 30, 2019

Resello, ‘cloud native’ distributeur en Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider lanceert de Resello Cloud Academy, met een aanbod aan trainingen voor de nieuwe Microsoft Role-based certificeringen en een serie verschillende webinars. Het bedrijf ondersteunt daarmee zijn partners met de kennis die zij nodig hebben om het beste uit het Microsoft CSP programma te halen.

Nieuwe manieren van werken, nieuwe producten: in de wereld van digitale transformatie is constante verandering nog de enige constante. Harald Nuij, CCO bij Resello: “De ontwikkelingen bij Microsoft gaan razendsnel. Azure wordt rap doorontwikkeld, het Microsoft CSP programma groeit snel. Als Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider vinden we het belangrijk om onze partners van de juiste kennis te voorzien. Met het lanceren van de Cloud Academy bieden we breed portfolio aan trainingsmogelijkheden aan.”

Ook Microsoft ziet de veranderende rol van IT binnen bedrijven en heeft daarom recentelijk nieuwe Role-based certificeringen geïntroduceerd. Deze nieuwe certificeringen gaan op termijn de bekende MSCA en MSCE certificeringen vervangen.

Harald Nuij: “We starten in de Benelux met trainingen die verzorgd worden door onze partner Didacticum. Zij hebben al ruim 20 jaar ervaring in het opleiden en certificeren van IT professionals en bieden maatwerktrainingen tegen standaardprijzen. Daardoor kunnen partners van Resello al trainingen volgen vanaf € 1.950,-.” Voor die prijs kunnen partners tot maar liefst 10 van hun medewerkers op training sturen, bij Didacticum in Capelle aan de IJssel, of op locatie bij de partner zelf. Voor verdere uitbreiding van de Resello Cloud Academy voor partners buiten de Benelux is het bedrijf al in gesprek over samenwerkingsverbanden met verschillende opleiders buiten Nederland.

WHMCS domains modules going out of support

April 11, 2019

Starting a month from today we will stop support and development on the WHMCS domains module and the WHMCS domains migration module. Users of either module can continue using these until the end of this year, which gives enough time to change to a different WHMCS module for domain names. Our sister-company, the domain name expert Realtime Register, offers a viable alternative for our WHMCS domains module with advanced functionality and more regular updates.

Slimsite site builder now available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace

March 28, 2019

Resello’s sister-company Slimsite announced today that its site builder solution is now also available through the Cloud Marketplace. Resellers can now order the Slimsite site builder with unlimited pages, file uploads and bandwidth, all running on the high-performance Alibaba Cloud. The site builder comes included with e-mail. A web shop solution for small business owners, using an easy to use e-commerce add-on, will also soon be added to the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace, which offers a variety of pre-installed and secure software on Elastic Compute Service (ECS).

Slimsite was already available as a hosted or on-premises version for resellers in the Resello Marketplace. The Alibaba Cloud Marketplace integration adds a third option for resellers and allows end-users to order Slimsite and built their website with easy to use hosting on the Alibaba Cloud.

Eric Mink, CTO at Slimsite: “A major trend we see is XaaS, or the everything-as-a-service model. Website builders fit this model perfectly: end-users want an easy to use solution to create professional, good looking websites, without having to write a single line of code. Resellers want a site builder solution with a nice margin that they can offer to their customers, which also lowers their support load. Working together with Alibaba Cloud allows us to offer Slimsite as a SaaS-solution through their Marketplace, a great opportunity for resellers working with Alibaba Cloud.

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and the third largest public cloud provider worldwide, with 56 availability zones in 19 regions, is also the largest cloud provider in China. Over 1 million paying users in over 200 countries use the cloud computing platform and the Marketplace.

Yeming Wang, EMEA General Manager at Alibaba Cloud: “The demand for SaaS-solutions is growing rapidly and so is the number of solutions available through the Alibaba Marketplace. Slimsite’s site builder solution is a great tool for both resellers and end-users. We’re excited about Slimsite’s potential as a SaaS-solution and also see a great opportunity to offer Slimsite to our end-user customer base internationally.”

Acronis appoints Resello as Acronis Cyber Cloud Distributor

March 27, 2019

Acronis announced today at CloudFest in Rust, Germany that it has added Resello, the ´cloud native´ distributor from the Netherlands with its own automation platform, as its newest Acronis Cloud Reseller, thereby intensifying an already important partnership in the region.

Mathijs Theunissen, Strategic Partner Manager for Benelux and Nordics at Acronis: “There is a growing demand from customers for an efficient protection of their critical data. Acronis’ solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud answer to that need by offering both innovative possibilities including anti-ransomware technology and hybrid cloud architecture. Resello is an important partner for us, they have resellers in over 100 countries and a strong focus on growing their presence in Western-Europe. By adding Resello as our newest Cloud Reseller both they and their partners can benefit from a growing marketing opportunity as the demand for SaaS-solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud is increasing rapidly.”

Resello offers its custom build automation platform to partners, such as MSPs, VARs, Telcos and webhosters which allows them to do provisioning, managing, billing and reporting on cloud solutions, such as Acronis Backup Cloud, and manage customers and usage, all in one place.

“Resello and Acronis have had a long relationship working together and we have been offering Acronis Backup Cloud for a couple of years now.” explains Harald Nuij, CCO at Resello. “Our partners are very happy using and reselling Acronis Backup Cloud and have been asking us for larger plans and more flexibility in creating plans themselves.” Martijn Kamphuis, Product manager at Resello adds: “We are very happy that Acronis has decided to appoint Resello as its Cloud Reseller and are excited to intensify our partnership with them. Working closer together allows us to provide our partners with the backup solutions they need for their customers, while enabling them to quickly reach incremental revenues with zero upfront costs and benefit from a pay-as-you-go business model.

Resello makes Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions available for partners

March 26, 2019

Resello announced today at CloudFest in Rust, Germany that the company has added both Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions to its marketplace. This latest addition to a growing portfolio of cloud solutions enables Resello partners to acquire, provision, and manage both Windows and SQL Server subscriptions on behalf of their customers.

Microsoft announced late 2018 it would be adding Windows Server and SQL Server to its CSP program. By adding these subscriptions to the CSP program, Microsoft allows its partners to use the server software in a more flexible and cost-effective way, without requiring expensive license contracts. Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions can also be combined with Azure Reserved Instances to further increase cost savings.

“Microsoft keeps adding new solutions and expanding its CSP program and Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions are two valuable additions for our partners.” says Harald Nuij, CCO at Resello, adding “We will continue to expand our product portfolio in the near future, with Microsoft cloud solutions, but also with other solutions, for instance in the security category.”

Windows Server and SQL Server subscriptions purchased through the CSP program are meant to run Windows Server or SQL Server in Azure. However, Microsoft allows the server software to be run on partners or customers own hardware as well, up to a period of 90 days. This helps partners in moving VMs of managed customers from on-prem datacenters to Azure and enables partners to switch from SPLA-licenses to CSP with minimal effort.

Martijn Kamphuis, product manager at Resello: “Windows Server and SQL Server make migrating to Azure easier. Because our platform makes provisioning fully automated our partners can now order Windows Server and SQL Server 24/7. And the cool thing is that we have managed to include the Window Server or SQL Server license key, which is normally only shown in the Microsoft Partner Admin Center, in our Reseller Area and Customer Area. That means our partners have access to the license key but they can also choose to give their customers access to their license key that way.”

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